Juana tells Kino that the pearl will destroy them, but Kino insists that the pearl is their one chance and that tomorrow they will sell it.Kino's neighbors wonder what they would do if they had found the pearl, and suggest giving it as a present to the Pope, buying Masses for the souls of his family, and distributing it among the poor of La Paz. The American writer’s best asset is that he writes only after experiencing his subject matter firsthand.
Juana tells Kino that the pearl will destroy them, but Kino insists that the pearl is their one chance and that tomorrow they will sell it.
Kino puts back his head and howls, causing the other pearl divers to look up and race toward Kino's canoe.
The news that Kino has found an immense pearl travels fast through La Paz.
The local priest visits and tells Kino to remember to give thanks and to pray for guidance.
The doctor also visits, and although Coyotito seems to be healing, the doctor insists that Coyotito still faces danger and treats him.
Kino goes to sell his pearl, accompanied by his neighbors, but the pearl dealer only offers a thousand pesos when Kino believes that he deserves fifty thousand.
Although other dealers inspect the pearl and give similar prices, Kino refuses their offer and decides to go to the capital to sell it there.
It is the story of the Mexican Indian pearl diver Kino and his family who live a primitive lifestyle in a brush house in a village in La Paz, Mexico.
Although poor, the family live a content and peaceful life up until their son is poisoned by a scorpion and needs medical attention that only people of great means can afford.
The answer to their prayers is ‘The Pearl of The World’ that would achieve their hopes and dreams.
But with Kino’s newfound riches comes the greed and evil of all those around him as well as Kino’s own greed and ambition.